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Social media affects teen girls more than boys: Study Monday, January 7th, 2019

WASHINGTON DC: Social media has a greater impact on teen girls than boys of the same age, a study has observed. Though social media acts as a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming has its own..

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Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, (AFP) - Protests and violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism's holiest temples for the first time since a landmark court ruling. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon as protests and..

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Kathmandu temperature plummets to 0 degree Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: The temperature of Kathmandu valley has dipped to zero degree Celsius. With the dip in temperature, Monday remained the coldest day of this winter. According to the Weather Forecasting Division, the temperature of Kathmandu valley was recorded at 0.5 degree Celsius. On Sunday, the..

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New Year of Gurung community ‘Tamu Lhosar’ starts on Sunday Sunday, December 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Gurung community is marking the 'Tamu Lhosar' as the New Year from today by bidding adieu to the old one. In the Gurung language, 'Lho' means class and 'Sar' means change, and change in class is called as 'Tamu Lhosar'. The members of Gurung community jovially mark the festival by..

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Nepal to rebuild Kathmandu’s historic Dharahara tower Friday, December 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of the historic Dharahara tower situated in the heart of Kathmandu which was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake. A joint venture of Chinese company GIETC and a local firm has won the..

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Post-quake reconstruction: 337,319 houses rebuilt Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: A total of 337,319 houses damaged in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake have been reconstructed, constituting 45 per cent of the total number of agreement signed with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the officials said. The NRA said that 233,343 other houses are..

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Ravi Oad wins ‘Nepal Idol-2’ Friday, December 21st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Ravi Oad has won the title of 'Nepal Idol-2', a famous singing reality show aired on AP1 television. Ravi Oad of Kanchanpur clinched the title in the grand finale organsied at Pulchowk Engineering Ground on Friday. He won Rs 2.2 million in cash prize, a car and a golden trophy along..

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Forced seasonal migration causes gender role transformations Monday, December 17th, 2018

Upendra Neupane, JUMLA: Koirali, a remote village of Sinja in Jumla district, part of Karnali province, is literally devoid of male members at present, as a mass exodus of workers in search of jobs in Indian cities has already begun. Koirali is deprived of basic facilities and is economically..

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25,000 quake survivors receive free helpline service Friday, December 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: As many as 25,000 earthquake survivors have received free telephone service through the medium of toll free initiated by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). At today's discussion on toll free helpline operated by NRA, beneficiaries said the helpline would help resolve..

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Sitaram Vivah Maotsav fervor grips Janakpurdham Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Himanshu Chaudhari, JANAKPURDHAM: Janakpurdham, the city in the historic Mithilanchal region, is all geared up for the celebrations of the Sitaram Vivah Mahotsav, the festival that is observed honouring the wedding of Hindu god Ram and goddess Sita. The people of Mithila observe the festival..

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Size Matters: The Demise of the A380 Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The aircraft business has always been a dear affair. More than other forms of transport, it remains susceptible to oscillating costs (materials, fuel), ever at the mercy..